One More Hill To Climb – NaNoWriMo Week 4 …by Susan Lute

According to Wikipedia, an early version of The Little Engine That Could reads like this:

A little railroad engine was employed about a station yard for such work as it was built for, pulling a few cars on and off the switches. One morning it was waiting for the next call when a long train of freight-cars asked a large engine in the roundhouse to take it over the hill. “I can’t; that is too much a pull for me,” said the great engine built for hard work. Then the train asked another engine, and another, only to hear excuses and be refused. In desperation, the train asked the little switch engine to draw it up the grade and down on the other side. “I think I can,” puffed the little locomotive, and put itself in front of the great heavy train. As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged the larger engines, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, “I—think—I—can, I—think—I—can.” It reached the top by drawing on bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, “I thought I could, I thought I could.”

Words written this week: more than last week.

Books read: finished Jessa Slade’s The Darkest Night. Um…if you haven’t read it, you must.

Movies watched: the real question is how many did I sleep through the second half because I’ve been burning the candle at both ends?

Current NaNoWriMo project: Keeper Of The Dragon. First paragraph:

Her eyes flew open, the gentle sway high beneath the shelter of the sun in the warm cocoon of updrafts interrupted by sudden searing pain. Her wings crumpled as a careening windstorm caught her in its merciless grasp. Tail feathers stretched like fingers on a human hand in a frantic attempt to stop her tumble.

Coming in December – The Marine’s Christmas Proposal, and from The Dragonkind Chronicles, Dragon’s Thief.

How’s your week been? Kudos to any good books you’ve read?

About Susan

Author, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer.

Posted on November 26, 2012, in General and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Congrats for still plugging words in the 4th week of NaNo. You are a force to be reckoned with! I like your first paragraph sample. I can hardly wait for your December books to be released. “I knew you could. I knew you could. I knew you could.” 🙂


  2. Hi – good work on your NaNo. I finished yesterday…as I’m off on a trip to Palm Springs. As for books read just finished The Lives She Lived Before by James Long (the long awated sequel to Ferney) It was fantastic.
    Good luck with your words.


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